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Niebuhr, Reinhold

(1892–1971). Brother of H. R. Niebuhr*; b. Wright City, Missouri; educ. Elmhurst (Illinois) Coll. and Eden Theol. Sem., Webster Groves (St. Louis), Missouri; ordained Ev. Syn. of N Am. 1915; pastor Detroit, Michigan, 1915–28; prof. Union Theol. Sem., NYC 1928–60. Favored labor movement and became interested in social* ethics; opposed theol. and pol. liberalism; exponent of dialectical* theol.; regarded pride as chief threat to mankind; emphasized original sin; held that human structures are limited and pol. visions should not be confounded with the kingdom of God. Works include Moral Man and Immoral Society; The Nature and Destiny of Man; Faith and History; An Interpretation of Christian Ethics; Christian Realism and Political Problems. See also Encounter; Neoorthodoxy; Simmel, Georg.


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